Thursday, November 11, 2010

TechEd Europe 2010: Day 3

In this post you can find information on the sessions I attended at TechEd Europe today. I will give a very brief summary per session accompanied by some interesting links you can use to find more information on the subject.

ASP.NET MVC for WebForms developers

Dino Esposito started his session by comparing ASP.NET MVC to ASP.NET WebForms. Once that was out of the way, he showed how both technologies, having the same functionalities and using the same core, are different in their implementation.

This MSDN article shows a detailed comparison of these two technologies. If you are (relatively) new to ASP.NET MVC, like me, you can start learning more by visiting the project portal.

Deep dive into HTML5

To get our full attention Giorgio Sardo started his session by showcasing two amazing HTML5 implementations already out there in the wild:Once he had our attention, he started demoing the technical stuff:If you can't wait to start playing with HTML5, you can find support for HTML5 Visual Studio Intellisense at the Visual Studio Gallery.

What's new in ASP.NET MVC 3 and Razor

In this session Jonathan Carter showed us what's new in ASP.NET MVC 3.

He focused on the 4 most important improvements:
  • Package management with NUGet
  • Simplified view development with new Helpers and Razor
  • Improved testability with dependency resolution
  • Global filters
You can find more information on what's new in ASP.NET MVC 3 here.

Design considerations for ASP.NET MVC applications

The last session of the day was probably the most intensive one. Dino Esposito took us on a deep dive into some important ASP.NET MVC best practices:

I plan on posting the most interesting stuff here daily this week, so stay tuned!

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